Home Retrofits

Rooftop Solar

A number of homeowners in The Pocket have rooftop solar panels - both photovoltaic and hot water thermal heaters.

  • A typical Pocket house has a roof large enough for a photovoltaic system that can power your entire home.
  • Solar hot water heaters pre-heat water before it goes into your hot water heater, reducing energy use by 10 to 90 per cent.

The Pocket Change Project has recruited neighbours who are happy to give tours of their rooftop solar projects and answer your questions about cost and production. They can also help you navigate the bureaucracy when you hook your system up to the grid. If you are a Pocket resident interested in exploring the possibility of a solar installation for your home, feel free to contact our Retrofit Coach for more information or a tour.